Every day companies rely on more than three million truck drivers to transport products all over the U.S. Shockingly, almost 400 motorists and truck drivers are killed in large truck crashes every month – and one third of these fatalities and injuries are related to fatigued truck drivers.
With more than 500,000 Hours of Service (HOS) violations in 2013, it is clear that some truck drivers are overworking and putting themselves and millions of others on the road at risk. The results have been proven – there are too many violations, too many tired drivers and too many crashes.
In response to this safety crisis, in 2012, Congress enacted the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century” bill or MAP-21, which outlines the criteria for highway funding. In it was also a provision requiring the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to develop a rule mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) to electronically record a driver’s Record of Duty Status (RODS), which includes HOS, as opposed to recording manually with paper logbooks. This mandate aims to provide a technology solution that will help reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities in the trucking industry.
In the Considerations for Complying with the ELD Mandate whitepaper, we answer your top questions:
We know that ‘mandate’ is no one’s favorite word. But with PeopleNet you can actually use it to your advantage. Our electronic logging device (ELD) solution — eDriver Logs® — streamlines hours of service reporting, saving your drivers time and money.